Friday, January 17, 2014

No TDS on Service Tax Component for payment to resident

No TDS on Service Tax Component for payments to resident
Circular No. 01/2014 issued by CBDT on 13 January 2014 :  CBDT Clarified that TDS is not required to be deducted on the Service tax component comprised in the amount payable to a resident if Service tax has been charged separately wherever so provided by the agreement/ contract between the payer and the payee.
Earlier it was restricted to Service tax on Rent Only as per Circular No 4/2008 dated 28 April 2008. In above mentioned circular CBDT clarified that tax deduction at source (TDS) under sections 194-I of Income-tax Act would be required to be made on the amount of rent paid/payable without including the service tax.